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Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan Elected to the Indian National Academy of Engineering

The Governing Council of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) has elected NYU Dean of Engineering and Executive Vice Provost Katepalli R. Sreenivasan a Foreign Fellow in recognition of his accomplishments in engineering and technology and his eminence in those fields.

In accordance with INAE regulations, the number of fellows never exceeds 800. Receiving an invitation is thus a rare honor—especially for an academician or industry figure residing outside India, as Foreign Fellows make up only a select subset of the organization.

The INAE was established in 1987 as a body of India’s most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists, and technologists covering the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines. It is a member of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences.

Dean Sreenivasan is a physics professor, a mathematics professor, and the Eugene Kleiner Professor for Innovation in Mechanical Engineering. He holds memberships in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Italy’s Accademia die Lincei. His many other honors include a Guggenheim fellowship; the Otto Laporte Memorial Award of American Physical Society; the UNESCO Medal for Promoting International Scientific Cooperation and World Peace from the World Heritage Centre in Italy; and the Multicultural Leadership Award of the National Diversity Council.